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Northumberland Development Project - Test Events are GO! We open with Palace.

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by Jordinho, 12 Feb 2013.

  1. billyiddo

    billyiddo Paul Stewart Staff Member

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    American stadiums arent known world wide like Wembley is.
     
  2. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Les Medley

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    Neither are Australian cricket grounds...

    Doesn’t mean their not amazing stadiums but their not places that are known

    Twickenham is an awesome stadium.. it’s not really known outside of rugby though
     
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  3. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Les Ferdinand

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    I dont think American Sport is that well known outside of America.

    Sure, Sky show the super bowl now and people tune in, but outside isolated pockets I dont think American sports are consumed outside of America (and Canada?) in a big way at all.

    Ive heard of some of those stadiums, but I couldnt even say which sport they belong to without checking!
     
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  4. billyiddo

    billyiddo Paul Stewart Staff Member

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    There are a few countries that follow individual american sports - ice hockey in Russia and Latvia, Baseball in Venezuela and Japan but mostly you're right that american sports aren't widely followed outside of The States (afaia)
     
  5. SubZero

    SubZero Øyvind Leonhardsen

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    I think that Wembley has to be in the top three of famous stadium worldwide. Wembley is known for hosting other public spectacles, whereas purpose-built stadiums like Old Trafford are only known for football and diving. Amongst football fans however, there are arguably more "famous" or well-known arenas. Anfield, Olympiastadion and San Siro, at least for semi-old farts like me. I doubt that many non-football fans outside their respective countries can name stadiums like Bernabéu, Bombonera or even the Maracanã. Hell, for being publicly known you could even argue that Hillsborough and Heysel are more "famous" than those, at least for those with a functioning memory. Good points on the above mentioned cross-overs like Yankee Stadium, who was featured prominently on shows like Seinfeld. I've also heard Wrigley Field mentioned in more movies than I can recall. For boxing fans, Madison Square Garden has to be the most famous. For the younger generation, who knows.

    That said, I really would like for us to incorporate White Hart Lane in some capacity at the new stadium. For all the British' aptitude for naming things something cool, many of your football stadiums have sort of, well, less than common names. Like Potato Field, Cowshed Stadium, The Outhouse, The Pigs' Pen, Highbury and such. White Hart Lane on the other hand, is a name that expresses something elegant, something genuinely British, royal almost. I can quite objectively say that it's the most beautiful name for a stadium anywhere. Every stadium loses some of it's soul when the corporization of the sport goes too deep. Who the hell can love an Emirates, JJB or Duncan's Radio Repair Stadium? I know that it's a business, but I don't have to have it rammed down my throat. At least the Americans call it what it has become, a franchise.
     
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  6. nayenezgani

    nayenezgani Teemu Tainio

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    Madison Square Garden would arguably be more widely known than Wembley.
     
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  7. galeforce

    galeforce Garth Crooks

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    milton keynes bowl
     
  8. billyiddo

    billyiddo Paul Stewart Staff Member

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    Only one that'd come close tbf
     
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    StephenH Jack Jull

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    Wrigley Field home of the Cubs?
     
  10. a spur from swansea

    a spur from swansea Bobby Mimms

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    With Wembley it was '66 final,'85 Band Aid.....and of course Thursday night cup final replays.... very iconic...
     
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  11. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Les Ferdinand

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    Thats basketball and hockey isnt it? Couldnt tell you what teams play there.

    And immediately I thought of it as a concert venue and not sporting!
     
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    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    Typically English in that it's named after something actually aristocratic/royal and 600 years old (White Hart, the livery badge of Richard II)
     
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    LemonadeMoney Nick Barmby

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    Lol, Aussie cricket grounds.
     
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    Grays_1890 Jonathan Woodgate

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    Its massively growing outside the states and is already massive in Asia etc
     
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    Jordinho Clive Allen Staff Member

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    The biggest is Rungrado 1st of May Stadium in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Not as well known of course.
     
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    billyiddo Paul Stewart Staff Member

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    I think it's basketball actually but would be more famous for boxing and concerts
     
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    harr1984 Paul Stalteri

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    It only holds 20k, for an apparent centre piece sports venue thats poor.....
     
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    galeforce Garth Crooks

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    nah, it's exclusive
     
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    superspurs Tim Sherwood

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    The Knicks in the NBA and the Rangers in the NHL both play there.

    Also has a very big history with Pro Wrestling, it's where Vince McMahon and his dad based the WWWF/WWF originally.
     
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    galeforce Garth Crooks

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    Some huge boxing matches too, Ali vs Frazier twice
     
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    Rorschach Tommy Harmer

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    The highlander chopped off someones head in the carpark too.
     

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